Act 9:8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
the matter in another light, suppose we think of the little frets of
life, of the little pinpricks and unkindness which most people
experience as they journey.
There are folk who brood upon such things as
these, until they practically see nothing else.
They tend and water all
their little grievances till their blossoms would take prizes at a
And what I have noticed of such folk is this, that when through
the mercy of God their eyes are opened, of all these little pinpricks
they see nothing Their eyes have been opened to what real suffering is.
They were only playing before at being miserable. Their eyes have been
opened to that larger life which is always given us in Christ.
beautiful thing about that life is this, that worries which were
overwhelming yesterday, somehow have vanished so that we cannot see them
in the love commended on the cross.
Every rock and ridge is clear and
glistening in the Highland burn when it is low.
But when the summer rain
falls or the winter snow, then they become invisible.
And I have found
it so in many a man's life when a new tide of being has possessed him;
things that were sharp and hard and hurt him yesterday, somehow have
become invisible today.
Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us--they
felt the sting of it and thought that He was undutiful.
But when their
eyes were opened they saw nothing; that ingratitude had vanished.
So when we see, many a thing vanishes; many a thing which hurt and
fretted us, and met us everywhere, and barred the sunshine out, and
silences all the music in the dwelling.
~George H. Morrison~